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Insights on the Founders of Ethereum, NEO & Ripple

Sep 08, 2017 Posted /  3828 Views

Insights on the Founders of Ethereum, NEO & Ripple

Insights on the Founders of Ethereum, NEO & Ripple

a. Insights on the Founders of Ethereum

1. Vitalik Buterin is a Russian-Canadian programmer and writer primarily known as a co-founder of Ethereum and as a co-founder of Bitcoin Magazine. 

2. Buterin was born in Kolomna, Moscow Oblast, Russia to Dmitry Buterin, a computer scientist and Maia Buterina, a business analyst.

3. He lived in the area until the age of six when his parents immigrated to Canada in search of better employment opportunities.

4. While in grade three of elementary school in Canada, Buterin was placed into a class for gifted children and started to understand that he was drawn to math, programming, and economics.

5. He also had the ability to add three digit numbers in his head at twice the speed of his peers.

6. Buterin learned about Bitcoin from his father at 17. In 2012, he obtained a Bronze Medal in the International Olympiad in Informatics.

7. In 2013 he visited developers in other countries who shared his enthusiasm for code.

8. He returned to Toronto later that year and published a white paper proposing Ethereum. He attended the University of Waterloo but dropped out in 2014, when he received the Thiel Fellowship in the amount of $100,000, and went to work on Ethereum full-time.Buterin met a person on a bitcoin chat forum trying to start a bitcoin blog.

9. The owner offered five bitcoin (about $3.50) to anyone who would write an article for him. Buterin wrote for the site until its website shut down soon thereafter due to Bitcoin's lack of mainstream attention.

10. In September 2011, another person reached out to Buterin about a new publication called Bitcoin Magazine, a position which Buterin would accept as the first co-founder, and contribute as a leading writer.

11. In addition Buterin wrote about bitcoin-related topics for other publications, including Bitcoin Weekly. Bitcoin Magazine in 2012 later began publishing a print edition and has been referred to as the first serious publication dedicated to cryptocurrencies.

12. Bitcoin Magazine was then purchased by BTC Media, where Buterin continued to write until mid-2014.

13. In addition, he held a position on the editorial board of Ledger, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes full-length original research articles on the subjects of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Vitalik has contributed as a developer to other open source software projects.

14. Some early examples are: Kryptokit, pybitcointools,, and btckeysplit.

15. He also contributed to DarkWallet by Cody Wilson, Bitcoin Python libraries, and the cryptocurrency marketplace site Egora

b. Insights on the Founders of NEO

1. DA Hongfei

He is the NEO Founder and CEO of Onchain, Key Opinion Leader (KOL) to chinese Blockchain industry

2. Erik Zhang

He is the NEO Founder and core developer, Founder and CTO of Onchain, author of the DBFT consensus techniques. 

NEO, which many call the “Chinese Ethereum”, because of the fact that it hosts smart contracts that have been on a tear recently.

3. NEO labels itself as the Blockchain for the “Smart Economy”.

4.They believe they have real world utility cases that can make value in the new “Smart Economy”.

5. NEO wants to combine digital assets, digital identity, and smart contracts in its platform. When the company rebranded from Antshares and upgraded to NEO 2.0 it introduced some new features,like quantum-resistant cryptography, the cross-chain protocol, a distributed storage protocol and also a secure communication protocol.

c. Insights on the Founders of Ripple

1. Ryan Fugger envisioned Ripple in 2004 after working on a local exchange trading system in Vancouver. 

2. The intention was to produce a financial system that was decentralized and that possibly will efficiently allow individuals and communities to generate their own money. 

3. Fugger afterwards built the first iteration of this system which was 

4. At the same time, in May 2011, Jed McCaleb commenced developing a digital currency system in which transactions were proven by consensus amongst members of the network, instead of the mining process which was utilized  by Bitcoin. 

5. Jed McCaleb, in August 2012, employed Chris Larsen and they moved towards Ryan Fugger with their digital currency concept. 

6. After planning with McCaleb and old members of the Ripple community Fugger gave the reins. 

7. Chris Larsen and Jed in September 2012, McCaleb co-founded the OpenCoin.

8. In July 2013, Jed McCaleb alienated from active employment with Ripple. 

9. Their CTO, Stefan Thomas, additionally announced that the source code for the peer to peer node behind the Ripple payment network was formally open source.


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